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Sad News – Jacob Zook’s Hex Sign Store Paradise, PA Route 30 Lincoln Highway Closed

Posted on: July 12, 2011


When Retro Roadhusband were driving down Route 30 / The Lincoln Highway in Paradise, PA Sunday we were saddened to see that Jacob Zoon Hex Signs store was closed and the property being offered for sale.

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This roadside A-Frame has always been one of my favorite Retro Roadmap worthy places to pick up a souvenir of our visit to Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish country – you can read about our last visit to Jacob Zook’s store right here. Now, peering in the window, I’m sad to see the hex signs, souvenir plates and Amish-abilia abandoned. So sad!

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If you’re still interested in one of their classic hex signs, they are still available on the Jacob Zook website www.HexSigns.com.

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We did stop by the Almost Paradise store down the street before our visit, and now realize why some of the merchandise looked familiar. The nice folks there let us know that Zook’s probably closed around the beginning of the year and they had purchased some of their inventory at auction.

jacob zook hex sign store closed exterior

The face of the roadside is ever changing, folks – even in the short time Retro Roadmap has been reporting on these cool old vintage places. So get out there and support the places that are important to you if you want them to stick around!

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  • Paul G

    How sad. I’ve stopped there many times. I remember buying books, hex signs, and other tchotchke’s for friends and family. A great loss it is.

    • Paul – I’ve got many of my tchotchke’s from there as well- who knew I needed so many inspirational trivets! Luckily there’s always the Dutch Pantry down the road and they still stock much of the Amish Kitsch. (thinking that might be my new band name-!)

  • I absolutely love vintage Pennsylvania Dutch decor. This makes me very sad…
    I wouldn’t mind getting a hold of one of those hex signs!

    • Betty- you can still buy some of their hex signs online, so there’s hope! I was never a big fan of the Amish kitsch until I moved to PA, but now I love it. Even have a few tablecloths with hex signs on them- they’re so cheery! Always glad to meet a fellow Betty who loves vintage, thanks for swinging by Retro Roadmap!

  • oh what a sad loss this store and jennies diner further along two of my old haunts for 40 years time marches on as Walter Cronkite used to say well not always for good will miss the ladies in this store hope they are safe and well bye bye old friend i knew you well

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